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Fortnite: Leaked Zapper Trap coming soon looks insane

Published: 1/Sep/2019 9:28 Updated: 2/Sep/2019 18:20

by Joe Craven


Reputable Fortnite data miner ‘FortTory’ has revealed that fans can expect to see a ‘Zapper Trap’ coming to Epic Games’ battle royale soon. 

FortTory is one of the more reputable leakers in the Fortnite community, having correctly leaked a number of significant changes in the past. Back in April, they correctly showed how Tilted Towers and Retail Row would look following the explosion of the volcano in the northeast corner of the map.  

On August 31 FortTory leaked another new item on its way to Fortnite. This time it’s a trap known as ‘The Zapper Trap’. The data miner also included a brief description of how it can be placed and the rarity of the item. 

YouTube: W SThere have been efforts at an electric trap in Fortnite in the past.

The Zapper Trap appears to be similar to past attempts at electric traps in Fortnite. None of the past efforts at electric items (such as the Zapotron) have lasted. 

While not clear how it will work, fans have been speculating whether it will just deal damage, or will stop fans from being able to move as well.

According to the leaks, the Zapper Trap will be epic rarity and can be placed on floors, walls and roofs. In a divergence from current formula, the leaked files suggest it can be placed on enemies’ walls.

FortToryIt’s not clear how the Zapper Trap will work.

However, FortTory is quick to point out that this unique feature cannot be confirmed until the item has actually been released, particularly given how it contrasts to other traps in the game. 

He finishes off the tweet by stating that the item can be stacked in 4s, but this will be subject to change depending on the strength of the item once it’s in the game. 

Fans speculated that it will deal damage to all players caught in it, hence why it can be placed on enemies’ walls. 

Obviously this is unconfirmed and will remain that way until Epic Games confirm its addition. 

While the timing of its implementation was not part of the leaked information, the fact it is currently in the game’s files suggests it will be on its way soon. 


Fortnite leak hints at Tomb Raider crossover with Lara Croft skin

Published: 18/Jan/2021 10:42

by Daniel Megarry


Fortnite players are convinced that the game’s next major crossover skin will be Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider franchise.

When Season 5 of Epic Games’ popular battle royale launched in December 2020, it came with the theme of ‘bounty hunters’ as Agent Jonesy attempted to “gather the greatest hunters across all realities” to protect The Loop.

So far, we’ve seen hunters including God of War’s Kratos, Halo’s Master Chief, The Walking Dead’s Daryl and Michonne, and of course The Mandalorian make appearances in the game as playable skins.

Who’s next? Well, fans have been gathering clues – alongside a recent leak – and they think they’ve discovered that the next newcomer to The Island will be none other than Tomb Raider legend Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider 2013
Square Enix
Fortnite fans think Lara Croft is coming to The Island.

Is Lara Croft going to be in Fortnite?

According to Fortnite dataminer Mang0e, a new crossover skin codenamed ‘Typhoon’ will be arriving in the game soon. It will be a female character with reactive styles, and the portal on the map indicting her arrival has a ‘flicker’ effect.

While codenames like this one don’t always have a link to the final skin, some fans believe that ‘Typhoon’ is a reference to the opening of 2013 reboot Tomb Raider, where Lara gets stranded on an island after a violent storm sinks her ship.

As for being reactive, there could be a number of possibilities. One could be that as the player receives damage, the skin appears more bloody and bandaged up, which would reflect Lara’s modern appearance in the recent trilogy of games.

Tomb Raider 2013
Square Enix
Lara Croft would fit the ‘hunter’ theme of Fortnite Season 5.

A recent tweet from the official Tomb Raider account has added even more fuel to the fire. Using symbols, the tweet depicts Lara thinking about three emojis. One of them is a pickaxe, which is a piece of Fortnite iconography.

Of course, Lara uses a pickaxe in her own game, but that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating. Lara would also fit the ‘hunter’ aspect of the season, as she uses her bow and arrow to hunt prey in the games.

The rumors have even got some dedicated fans creating their own artwork. Twitter user @wawa_cwoft mocked up what Lara Croft could look like as a Fortnite character, and it’s got us fully on board with the concept (as if we weren’t already).

But what if it’s not Lara Croft? Well, there’s been heavy speculation about Metroid’s intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran joining Fortnite as a crossover skin.

With Kratos representing PlayStation and Master Chief representing Xbox, Nintendo are the only company behind the ‘big three’ consoles who haven’t got a skin representing them yet. Samus could be perfect for the job.

Whoever the new crossover skin turns out to be, fans will be able to get their hands on them soon enough as Season 5 of Fortnite is scheduled to come to an end on March 16, 2021.